10 Hyped Up Debut Albums That Flopped and Were Forgotten Forever

The hype machine can be the kiss of death for any new artist. For every mammoth album introduction (DMX’s growling 1998 opening salvo It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot), there’s an epic flop in the form of Kreayshawn’s recently dropped Somethin’ Bout Kreay (astonishing first week numbers of 3,900 copies). And it doesn’t stop there.

Here are 10 other trumpeted debuts that failed to live up to the buzz.—Keith Murphy (murphdogg29)